Tim Brauch Foundation

September 9-10, 2023

(Schedule Updated to Sep 9 & 10)

Location: Santa Cruz | United States

See the trailer on YouTube.

WCS is also happy to announce that the Tim Brauch Memorial Bowl event is back for 2023! We are working with Cindi Busenhart from the Tim Brauch Foundation and Merge4. The event for the first time is being held in Santa Cruz, CA on the weekend of September 9 - 10, 2023. One week after the Orchid Mini Ramp Jam. The City of Santa Cruz is a major partner in the event.

The event is featuring a prize purse of $35,000. The contest is also a fundraiser for skateboard summer camp scholarships to Woodward West. The TIM BRAUCH FOUNDATION believes that when kids are physically active and are engaged in a positive value-based leadership program like WOODWARD WEST skateboard camp, the more they will integrate and utilize the benefits of character building, independence, and initiative skills in all areas of their lives. The TIM BRAUCH FOUNDATION also believes that WOODWARD WEST has similar core values and has positive adult and teen role models.

We’ll be featuring an Amateur comp on Saturday, Pro, Pro Women, Masters and Grandmasters on Sunday. 

Please stay tuned to @timbrauchfoundation on Instagram and Facebook and timbrauchfoundation.org for updates on the contest and after events.

If you are interested in sponsoring our event this year, please reach out to cindib@merge4.com to learn more about the opportunities we have to offer.

The Tim Brauch Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by Cindi Busenhart, Justin Gold and Karina Strangio in honor of skateboarder Tim Brauch who passed away of sudden cardiac arrest on Sunday, May 9, 1999. The foundation creates scholarships and leadership programs that reward those who show self-respect, and meet challenges with perseverance, independence, creativity and integrity. It also supports an interactive art program in his name.

Skateboarding and art were loved by Tim!

If you are interested in donating to The Tim Brauch Foundation, click here.

Transportation Tips

Take Highway 17 or scenic Highway 1 to Santa Cruz and follow the street signs to Santa Cruz Beach.

Take CA-17 S to Ocean St in Santa Cruz. Take exit 442 from CA-17 S.

Continue on Ocean St. Drive to San Lorenzo Blvd.

Turn right onto San Lorenzo Blvd.

Mike Fox Skate Park aka Ken Wormhoudt Skate Park

299 San Lorenzo Blvd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hotel Recommendations

The Carousel Beach Inn

We want every guest to have a great experience at the Carousel Beach Inn and enjoy their time in Santa Cruz. Our positive reviews are a pretty good indication of what you can expect at our family-friendly inn. Guests appreciate our freshly decorated rooms, helpful staff, and proximity to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and other beach area activities.

We’ll do all we can to make your time with us as fun and enjoyable as possible.

We hope to see you soon!

Additional Details

Parking at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk River Lot. Pass the first lot and pass the Giant Dipper. Parking is at the end of the road and is a short walk over the bridge to the Mike Fox aka Ken Wormhoudt Skate Park.

Organizer: Cindi Busenhart